Mysterious Turkish company exported from Venezuela gold at $900 million
In October 2017, the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, visited Turkey and met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Two months later, in Istanbul the company was registered Sardes capital of$1 million, according to registration data. According to Bloomberg, in January 2018 it imported from Venezuela gold for $41 million
This was the first such deal between the two countries, official data showed over the last 50 years.
In February delivery rose more than two times, Sardes was taken from Venezuela to Turkey’s gold for $100 million, says the Agency.
Turkey, along with Russia, Iran, China expressed support for Maduro after in January 2019 G. the leader of the opposition and the National Assembly Juan Guido declared himself interim President. Politics, Maduro has led Venezuela into a deep crisis:
GDP for the six years of his reign has been halved in the country have not enough food and Essentials, 3 million people emigrated. The government and state oil company PDVSA do not pay the debts.
In this situation, Maduro may be trying to raise money through the sale of gold. But the Bank of England, for example, denied Maduro the results of ingots to $1.2 billion from the reserves of the Central Bank of Venezuela.
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In the last month, there were reports about a possible export of gold from Venezuela, including in Russia. Media in late January reported that in Caracas arrived Russian planes that could take gold to the Central Bank. Venezuela does not store its gold reserves in Russia, said the Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina.
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